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1968 Mercury Cougar GT 500

We are often contacted by individuals wanting assistance in locating or selling very rare cars. We also obtain a great deal of our knowledge about these cars from our readers. It is next to impossible to be an expert or even knowledgeable on all the various collector cars. Each of us tends to have a specialty and when we step out of our comfort zone it is nice to know someone who is an expert in that area.

Although I do not consider myself an expert in Cougars, I do have some knowledge about the 68-71 models. Over the past few weeks I have been contacted by two individuals with totally different rare Mercury Cougars. Since one of the Cougars is closely related to one of the cars we have been researching on this site for sometime we have decided to bring it to your attention and see if anyone here can help.

The car is a 1968 Mercury Cougar GT 500. As far as we have determined so far this car is quite similar in construction and intent to the 68 Cyclone GT 500. We, and others have done a lot of research on the Cyclone GT 500s and a few examples have been documented and found. There has always been a rumor around the Cyclone GT 500s that a similar Cougar program was undertaken at the same time. To find out more about the Cyclone GT 500 you can go to our GT 500 page.

At the request of the owner of the car in question I must not release any information that would hint on its location or VIN. What I can tell you is that it is a rather plain 68 Cougar, Polar White with a 428 CJ Ram Air, PS and automatic transmission.

This car also has the GT 500 option per the emblems on the side and documented by a Marti Report. The most strange part is that the Marti Report states that it has the Cougar 500 option as well as the Cyclone GT 500 option! How can that be? We have seen Cyclones with the Cyclone 500 option and others with the Cyclone GT 500 option. However, how can a Cougar have a Cyclone GT 500 option?

Does anyone out there have more information on the 1968 Cougar GT 500 or the Cyclone GT 500 or any similar specialty Ford product related to NASCAR? If so contact me at

If you would like to know more about the 1968 Cyclone GT 500 and its ties to NASCAR just click here.

For more information on the Mercury Cougar GT 500 just click here.

I can not release any information on the other rare Cougar at this time but I can tell you it is a 71 Convertible and we will have that story later.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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